reflective

  • 1 Reflective — Re*flect ive (r?*fl?kt ?v), a. [Cf. F. r[ e]flectif. Cf. {Reflexive}.] 1. Throwing back images; as, a reflective mirror. [1913 Webster] In the reflective stream the sighing bride, viewing her charms. Prior. [1913 Webster] 2. Capable of exercising …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 reflective — index aforethought, circumspect, cogitative, deliberate, pensive, profound (esoteric), rational, solemn …

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  • 3 reflective — 1620s, from REFLECT (Cf. reflect) + IVE (Cf. ive) …

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  • 4 reflective — *thoughtful, contemplative, meditative, pensive, speculative Analogous words: thinking, reasoning, deliberating, cogitating (see THINK): analytical, *logical, subtle …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 reflective — [adj] thoughtful cogitating, contemplative, deliberate, meditative, pensive, pondering, reasoning, ruminative, speculative, studious; concept 403 Ant. ignorant, unthoughtful …

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  • 6 reflective — ► ADJECTIVE 1) providing or produced by reflection. 2) thoughtful. DERIVATIVES reflectively adverb reflectiveness noun reflectivity noun …

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  • 7 reflective — [ri flek′tiv] adj. 1. reflecting 2. of or produced by reflection 3. meditative; thoughtful SYN. PENSIVE reflectively adv. reflectiveness n. reflectivity …

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  • 8 reflective — [[t]rɪfle̱ktɪv[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED If you are reflective, you are thinking deeply about something. [WRITTEN] I walked on in a reflective mood to the car, thinking about the poor honeymooners... Mike is a quiet, reflective man. Syn: thoughtful… …

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  • 9 reflective — re|flec|tive [rıˈflektıv] adj 1.) a reflective surface reflects light ▪ Stick reflective tape on your school bag. 2.) thinking quietly about something ▪ She was in a reflective mood. 3.) showing that something is true about a situation reflective …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 reflective — adjective Date: 1627 1. capable of reflecting light, images, or sound waves 2. marked by reflection ; thoughtful, deliberative 3. of, relating to, or caused by reflection < reflective glare > 4. reflexive 3 5. reflecting something ; indicative …

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  • 11 reflective — adjective a) Something which reflects, or redirects back to the source. Mirrors are reflective. b) Thinking back on the past. He always becomes reflective in preparation for the new year …

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  • 12 reflective — adj. VERBS ▪ be ▪ become ADVERB ▪ highly, truly, very ▪ merely …

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  • 13 reflective — re|flec|tive [ rı flektıv ] adjective 1. ) showing a tendency to serious and careful thought 2. ) reflective of FORMAL showing that something exists, or showing what something is like: These cases are reflective of a more general problem. 3. )… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 reflective — adjective 1 thinking quietly: in a reflective mood 2 a reflective surface reflects (reflect (1)) the light …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 reflective — UK [rɪˈflektɪv] / US adjective 1) showing a tendency to serious and careful thought 2) formal showing that something exists, or showing what something is like reflective of: These cases are reflective of a more general problem. 3) physics able to …

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  • 16 reflective — reflectively, adv. reflectiveness, reflectivity /ree flek tiv i tee/, n. /ri flek tiv/, adj. 1. that reflects; reflecting. 2. of or pertaining to reflection. 3. cast by reflection. 4. given to, marked by, or concerned with meditation or… …

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  • 17 réflective — ● réflectif, réflective adjectif Relatif aux réflexes …

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  • 18 reflective — re·flec·tive ri flek tiv adj 1) capable of reflecting light, images, or sound waves 2) of, relating to, or caused by reflection <reflective glare of the snow> …

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  • 19 reflective — See reflective, reflexive …

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  • 20 reflective — Synonyms and related words: careful, circumspect, cogitative, cognitive, concentrating, concentrative, conceptive, conceptual, conceptualized, considerate, contemplating, contemplative, deliberating, deliberative, discreet, discriminating,… …

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